Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition Results

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Spanish, Italian and Californian Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won most of the Awards in Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, which each year receives samples from producing countries such as Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

The event, which dates back to 2000, has two categories, National and International, following the criteria of Protected Designations of Origin and by Intensity of Fruitiness, ie Delicate (Light Intensity), Medium (Medium Intensity) or Robust (Intense Fruitiness).

This competition is also divided in two: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, the latter aimed at producers of Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay and accepting samples until 15 July. As reported by the organizers, this event will be held on 27 and 28 July.

Best of Class this year include:

BEST OF SHOW DOMESTIC
BEST OF SHOW – DELICATE

Winners: The Olive Press, Arbosana
Yuba City, California

BEST OF SHOW – MEDIUM
Winners: Moon Shadow Grove, Ascolano
Sacramento Valley, California

BEST OF SHOW – ROBUST

Winners: Pacific Sun, Riverview Ranch Tuscan Blend
Yolo County, California

BEST OF SHOW INTERNATIONAL
BEST OF SHOW – DELICATE

Winners: Trappeto di Caprafico
Abruzzo, Italy

BEST OF SHOW – MEDIUM
Winners: Cetrone, Itrana, De, Delicato
Lazio, Italy

BEST OF SHOW – ROBUST
Winners: Olio di Dievole, Coratina
Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

BEST OF SHOW FLAVORED
Winners: The Olive Press, Lime
Oroville, California

2016 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS
Winners: Butte View, Mission – Medium, Butte County

All winners and their awards, as they appear in the list published by the contest can be consulted here.

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